STEM MAD National

The STEM MAD Student Showcase is a celebration of student learning designed to acknowledge and promote STEM learning initiatives that address real-world problems and demonstrate the particularity of Catholic Schools; encouraging students to make a difference (MAD) in the world by acting for justice and the common good. This aligns with the papal call for action in Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home.

STEM MAD has been taking place in Melbourne since 2018 and the inaugural STEM MAD National took place as an online event in 2021 with dioceses from around Australia participating.

STEM MAD National is a celebration of excellence in Catholic education, in which the nation’s best primary, secondary and ‘Future is STEM’ student teams, nominated by their dioceses, showcase their projects to conference participants, diocesan representatives, sponsors and affiliated organisations, school communities and their fellow students.